Sports : Friday, 3/31/17

Girls Basketball: Fond du Lac’s Ally Gietzel and Laconia’s Caitlyn Tipton were named to the Associated Press’ honorable mention all-state team on Thursday.

Mark Few, who led Gonzaga to a 36-1 record, is The Associated Press’ Coach of the Year. Few has taken the Zags to the NCAA Tournament in all 18 of his seasons there, compiling a 502-112 record. He was a runaway winner Thursday receiving 31 votes from the same 65-member media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. Sean Miller of Arizona received 8 votes, Chris Collins of Northwestern had 7 and SMU’s Tim Jankovich got 6.

Frank Mason III, who led Kansas to its 13th consecutive Big 12 title, is The Associated Press’ Player of the Year. The senior point guard averaged 20.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists while shooting 48.7 percent from 3-point range. He received 37 votes Thursday from the same 65-member media panel that selects the weekly AP Top 25. Josh Hart of Villanova was second with 16 votes while Caleb Swanigan of Purdue had nine and Lonzo Ball of UCLA had three.

The Brewers say they will place starter Matt Garza on the 10-day disabled list to the start the season because of a strained right groin. The team also announced on Thursday that Chase Anderson will open the season in the rotation. Anderson joins an all right-handed starting five of Junior Guerra, Zach Davies, Wily Peralta and Jimmy Nelson. Garza went 1-1 with an 8.59 ERA in six spring training starts. Anderson was 0-1 with a 3.77 ERA in five games, including three starts. Anderson will start for the Brewers in an exhibition game at Miller Park tonight against the Chicago White Sox.

Golf: Rickie Fowler is the leader through one round of the PGA’s Houston Open. Fowler opened with an 8-under 64 that puts him one stroke in front of Sung Kang. Stewart Cink, Jhonattan Vegas and Kyle Stanley share third, one shot better than a seven-player logjam that includes Keegan Bradley and Justin Rose

Sports on the air tonight, the Bucks return home to face the Detroit Pistons. Coverage starts at 6:40 tonight on KFIZ.